Diplomats Edge Shorewomen In Overtime, 1-0

Diplomats Edge Shorewomen In Overtime, 1-0

Barry With Career-High Eight Saves

LANCASTER, Pa. – Stephanie Bartner of host Franklin & Marshall scored the golden goal at 2:53 of the first overtime to lift the Diplomats past visiting Washington, 1-0, in overtime at Tylus Field in a Centennial Conference women's soccer match on Saturday afternoon.  The Diplomats improve to 5-53 overall and 3-2-2 in the Centennial, while the Shorewomen fall to 4-8-2 and 1-6 respectively.

Bartner's goal came when she stole a Washington clearing attempt and her shot went off of a Shorewoman defender and into the net just seconds after Alexa Yarish hit the right post on a shot from the left side from about 20 yards out.

In the final 25 seconds of the first half, F&M had two chances to break onto the scoreboard, but shots by Bartner with 25 ticks left and Nicole Rynecki with four seconds remaining were saved by freshman goalie Melissa Barry (Sparta, N.J./Sparta).

In the second half, Washington had a golden chance at the 67:09 mark to break onto the scoreboard from sophomore wing Caitlin Byrnes (Crofton, Md./South River) on a break, but her shot from the right wing in the box just went wide to the right.  F&M had a quality chance in the 80th minute when Spencer Plante sent a shot from the top of the 18 on the right side just wide to the left of the goal.  The Diplomats had another chance with just over seven minutes left in regulation when Yarish's shot from about 25 yards out just sailed over the goal.  Yarish had another chance with about five minutes to go in the second half, but her shot from the left side of the box was stopped by Barry.  The two teams were scoreless after regulation.

F&M held a 26-3 advantage in shots and had four of the five corner kicks in the contest.  In goal, Amanda McGowan made no saves in recording the shutout for the Diplomats, while Barry made a career-best eight saves for the Shorewomen.

Washington travels to Haverford on Wednesday for a 4:00 p.m. Centennial match.